The Indian phone manufacturer, Zen, has released its third Android phone for the Indian market, and again keeping the pricing low but at the same time, the Android version and the specs too. It can be called just an entry level phone from the company for those who wanted to have a taste of the Android OS in their phone. The phone which would cost INR 5000, comes with all the moderate specs which are good enough to make this phone a smartphone for the basic users.
The Ultraphone U1 has got a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen with a single-core processor clocking at 1GHz speed, while there is a 512MB of RAM supporting it. There’s a 3.2 megapixel rear camera and no front camera. The internal memory is given at limited 512MB but there’s an option to expand the storage to 32GB using the MicroSD card.
While there’s an expectation from users for at least the Android 4.0 ICS, but Zen has kept the device at Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and that should be well supported by the 1GHz of processor. Battery capacity of the Zen Ultraphone U1 is 1200 mAh.
The phone has Dual SIM slots, and the two SIM cards would work on standby mode, while the connectivity is very much limited to just Edge and Bluetooth. There is no 3G connectivity available, and this is a big disadvantage for users who wanted the Android for its connectivity-on-the-go and social networking while finding no fast internet options.
The sensors in the Ultraphone U1 include Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor and Gyro. There is a list of applications which are coming pre-installed in the device, but most of them are available for free in the Play Store, so Zen hasn’t made anything interesting from their side, but just the pricing which is kept quite low.
The Zen Ultraphone U1 is available in all the Indian retail stores, while Zen even has UltraTab tablet device available for around Rs. 6000.